Microsoft's 98-364

MTA: Database Fundamentals

The Microsoft Technology Associate certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including database queries, core database, relational database, and security requirements for databases and the data stored in them, database objects, such as tables and views, graphical tools and T-SQL scripts, database queries, stored procedures. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 98-364 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment Test • 240 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 94 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated

COURSE

About

The MTA: Database Administration Fundamentals certification exam is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-364. The certification is targeted to professionals who want to prove their calibre in software development. The exam covers Core Database Concepts, Creating Database Objects, Manipulating Data, Understanding Data Storage, Administering Database etc. Professionals with 98-364 Database Fundamentals certificate have proficiency in analyzing, maintaining, troubleshooting database issues and also providing solution to it.

Skills Measured

  • Core Database Concepts
  • Database Objects
  • Manipulating Data
  • Data Storage
  • Administering a Database

98-364 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 3-4 weeks if you have a reasonable amount of knowledge and skills in database queries, core database, relational database, and security requirements for databases and the data stored in them, database objects, such as tables and views, graphical tools and T-SQL scripts, database queries, stored procedures. You should plan on devoting 3-4 hours every day.

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Syllabus

98-364 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Understanding Core Database Concepts
    • Understand how data is stored in tables
    • Understand relational database concepts.
    • Understand data manipulation language (DML)
    • Understand data definition language (DDL).
  • Chapter 2: Creating Database Objects
    • Choose data types
    • Understand tables and how to create them.
    • Create views.
    • Create stored procedures and functions.
  • Chapter 3: Manipulating Data
    • Select data
    • Inserting data
    • Updating data
    • Deleting data
  • Chapter 4: Understanding Data Storage
    • Understand normalization
    • Understand primary, foreign, and composite keys.
    • Understand indexes
  • Chapter 5: Administering a Database
    • Understand database security concepts
    • Understand database backups and restore

Career Prospects

The Microsoft's MTA: Database Fundamentals Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database developer

FAQs

98-364 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 98-364 exams?
If you pass Microsoft's 98-364 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 115

Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions, or membership discounts you may have.

Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft Database Fundamentals exam is administered by:

  • Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • Prometic at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear, multiple choice, hot area, drag and drops, build list and reorder, and build a tree questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked.
What is the Pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates have skills with databases, including relational database such as Microsoft SQL Server.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
50 minutes
What is the passing score?
70%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 98-364 certification examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, there is no waiting period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MTA exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Technology Associate has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
You can find more information about the 98-364 exam from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=98-364&Locale=en-us

At a Glance

98-364 Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 5
Practice Tests 1 8
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 25 240
Interactive Quizzes 10 94
Final Test No Yes

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